Missouri Nursing License Renewal Steps

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Written by Jeanne Kal Senior Manager, B2C Content, IntelyCare
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Nursing professionals in Missouri help provide healthcare to nearly 6.2 million people — 17.6% of whom are 65 and older. If you’re part of this critical workforce, you want to make sure to complete the Missouri nursing license renewal process by the deadline. Otherwise, your legal ability to practice can be revoked.

The good news is that the renewal steps are quite simple. This article will show you how to submit your application, as well as provide information regarding continuing education requirements and additional useful resources.

Missouri Nursing Facts

If you’ve established a nursing career in Missouri or are thinking about earning an advanced healthcare degree, this information can help guide you.

Is Missouri part of the nursing licensure compact (NLC)?


How much do nurses in Missouri earn?

How can I contact the Missouri Board of Nursing?

Missouri Board of Nursing Contact Number: 573-751-0681
Website: https://www.pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp
Email: nursing@pr.mo.gov

Missouri Board of Nursing Mailing Address
P.O. Box 656
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0656

Express Mail Address
3605 Missouri Blvd.
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Missouri State Board of Nursing License Renewal Process

If you are a nursing professional who works in Missouri, follow the steps below. Out-of-state nurses must follow separate processes in order to obtain a Missouri nursing license by endorsement or by examination.

Step 1: Determine Your Renewal Deadline

To begin the Missouri nursing license renewal process, you need to know the expiration date of your current RN or LPN license.

  • LPN licenses expire on May 31 of even-numbered years.
  • RN licenses expire on April 30 of odd-numbered years.

You have three business days before the expiration date to file your Missouri Board of Nursing license renewal, otherwise your license may be considered lapsed, which requires you to complete a reinstatement application, pay additional fees, and complete fingerprint background checks.

Step 2: File Your Missouri Nursing License Renewal Application

Now let’s take a look at how to renew a Missouri nursing license online. A renewal notice and instructions will be mailed to you around three months before the expiration date. You can also enroll in Nursys e-Notify system to be receive renewal reminders and get alerted to any changes to your license or discipline status.

Go to the Missouri Division of Professional Registration online license renewal homepage and read the page carefully. Then click “continue” to proceed. Use the PIN and license number that were provided to you in your renewal notice. Then follow the prompts until you have completed the Missouri state Board of Nursing license renewal process.

The biennial renewal fees are $85 for RNs and $77 for LPNs.

The Missouri renewal requirements for CNAs are different. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services provides a PDF that shows you how to renew your CNA certification.

If you’re a CNA in Missouri, every 24 months you need to submit proof that you have performed nursing-related services or re-take the complete CNA course.

Once your license or certification is renewed, you’re ready to start looking for RN jobs, LPN jobs, and CNA jobs in Missouri.

Great Cities in Missouri for Nursing Jobs

If you’d prefer to narrow your search to go where the patients are, you can look in Missouri’s more populous areas, such as

A Word About Continuing Education

Many nursing professionals must complete state-specific continuing education requirements (usually every other year) to retain their nursing license. However, Missouri does not yet have continuing education requirements for RNs and LPNs.

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Now that you’ve learned about Missouri nursing license renewal, is it time to find opportunities? Check out all nursing jobs in Missouri that are available on IntelyCare right now, and find the one that’s the right fit for you.